Monday, June 15, 2009

Beautiful Swap

Recently, I was the recipient of a scrapbook from a "friend of the family" which was full of all kinds of ephemera from the late 1800's era, and I'm not patient enough to cut out and make something with it. I came across this blog: Life is a Beautiful Place and we worked out a swap. She got the scrapbook and I received one of her journals. See photo below. Here is her shop. I'm so happy my scrapbook found a good "home". Sometimes things feel just right, and this felt "right".

Saturday, June 13, 2009

What's Happening?

Haven't had a lot of knitting going on in my blog of late. So here goes: The baby sweater (prior blog) is still at the same stage!. The Noro scarf is much farther along, but too rolled along the edge to make a good picture. I should finish that this weekend and then will post a picture after it's blocked. I want to get started on the monthly KAL project - a beaded necklace.
We went to the Saturday market in the South Hill/Puyallup area this morning. Got some real nice radishes - second time from the same vendor. Opening weekend was just 2 weeks ago in this new location. I'm hoping it will do well and expand as the crops start coming on in this area. There were a few strawberries there, but rather high priced. I bought a "bugle weed" plant for the yard that I'm going to try to plant this afternoon.

Thursday, June 4, 2009


I don't know what we did to deserve all this heat, but it can go away anytime. Living in the Pacific Northwest, we don't know temperatures in the 90's. The 80's are our usual hot and not until mid summer. We have had a week now of temperatures in the high 80's and 90's, and we're all thirsting for cool and rain. Hard to believe I'd ever want rain - but the flowers and lawns could sure use it.

A couple of days ago, we took a trip with friends up to Mt. Rainier. We toured the new Visitor Center - which was beautiful, then lunched at the Lodge at Paradise. They had a lot of snow this past winter, but it was off the road up the mountain, but still stacked high alongside the roads and parking lot. Along the way, the rivers and waterfalls are running full speed ahead with melting glacier water. For those of you who have not ever seen glacial water - it is the most beautiful milky-greenish color. Such a beautiful mountain - we look at it every day from where we live.

Mt. Rainier in all its glory!
Beautiful waterfalls along the road to the Mountain.
Dear hubby and I. Guess my hair is "white as snow".